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NU to start probe against Shoma Sen

NAGPUR: Eight months after she used to be arrested for her alleged hyperlinks with Maoist elements and taking part in energetic position in flaring up of Koregaon-Bhima violence, the Nagpur University (NU) plans to institute a departmental enquiry in opposition to Shoma Sen.
Sen, who used to be working as associate professor in NU’s English department, used to be anyhow going to retire on July 31 closing 12 months. But, the college suspended Sen following her arrest through Pune police.

NU officials stated although she used to be suspended and lodged within the prison in Pune, they want to apply procedure before disregarding her from carrier. In executive jobs, it’s necessary to institute a departmental probe before disregarding an legitimate. The upper brass can push aside her handiest at the foundation of the file, equipped there were antagonistic recommendations from the members.

“We want to give her complete probability to defend herself as part of principles of natural justice. Otherwise, she may problem our determination within the judiciary,” officials stated.

Vice-chancellor SP Kane and registrar (performing price) Neeraj Khaty didn't reply to TOI’s repeated calls or SMSes.

Sen used to be among five Maoist sympathizers arrested through police in a pre-dawn raid on June 6 from their properties in reference to Koregaon-Bhima clashes. Along along with her, town legal professional Surendra Gadling, Gadchiroli activist Mahesh Raut, Mumbai dalit activist and editor of Marathi mag ‘Vidrohi’ Sudhir Dhawale, and a contract research pupil from Delhi Rona Wilson had been nabbed through Pune police.

They had been booked under the stringent Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act for legal conspiracy and rioting.

NU management used to be in a shut eye for per week after Sen’s arrest. It used to be handiest after facing flak from the Mantralaya and central executive that its best brass acted through postponing her. The upper education director had also requested the VC to take quick steps on this regard.

After postponing her in June, NU bosses did nothing for 8 months. NU officials disclosed that now too, the highest brass acted after being censured through upper officials in Mantralaya.

However, they stated there were many hurdles in final touch of DE as she used to be lately lodged in prison. The police officers wouldn’t permit NU officials to contact her as she used to be a high-profile prisoner.

Sen, wife of former Naxalite leader Tusharkant Bhattacharya, used to be accused of working under instructions from the CPI (Maoist) for wearing out more than a few illegal actions and to instigate, impress and influence students to join the banned group.

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